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After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto?

drmofe I saw the movie (170 comments)

"Promise me, Red. If you ever get out... find that spot. At the base of that wall, you'll find a rock that has no earthly business in a Maine hayfield. Piece of black, volcanic glass. There's something buried under it I want you to have."

Security by burying things under rocks seems as good a technique as any, in geological time.

about 8 months ago

New Information May Narrow Down Malaysian Jet's Path

drmofe Not new information (227 comments)

The intermediate pings have always been considered along with the final pings to determine the arcs. The information at the end of the article - that a southern flight would be found on Indonesian primary radar returns - seems to contradict the large search effort being carried out currently on the southern corridor. It's also entirely possible that the flight wasn't picked up on Indonesian radar - even though it did fly south - if the Indonesian radar capability was not operating as it was expected to.

about 10 months ago

Why We Think There's a Multiverse, Not Just Our Universe

drmofe It will be somewhat ironic (458 comments)

If Science and Religion turn out to be talking about the same thing in different ways c.f. "In my Father's House, there are many mansions..."

1 year,15 days

How One Man Fought His ISP's Bad Behavior and Won

drmofe Re:Public DNS considered harmful (181 comments)

I commented on the reddit thread in the same vein as you and got downvoted. So I did some research. Several contributors to that thread suggest that Google DNS has solved the CDN problem by adding and original IP field that the CDN can use to geolocate the subscriber. This is due to Google implementing edns-client-subnet EDNS0 extensions as of late-2011.

1 year,26 days

Jade Rabbit Spotted By American Eagle (LRO)

drmofe Re:Prey! (58 comments)

I just can't help reading the name "Jade Rabbit" and wondering why the Chinese thought it would be a good name for a probe

Oh, wait...

1 year,26 days

How Ya Gonna Get 'Em Down On the UNIX Farm?

drmofe Horses for Courses (606 comments)

Does the professor teach his students by giving verbal and written instruction or does he do it in the form of interpretive dance?

The challenge of Computer Science is managing, modelling and directing complexity. GUIs do that in one way; command line interfaces do that in another. You teach students how to deal with complexity and their ability to do that - the maximal level of complexity that they can manage - determines their potential as a Computer Scientist (programming being a subset thereof)

about a year ago

UK Authorities Threaten To Storm Ecuadorian Embassy To Arrest Julian Assange

drmofe Re:He REALLY pissed off governments.... (1065 comments)

The UK stormed the Libyan embassy way back in the 1980s to capture a gunman who had shot a British police officer. This is a totally different situation and will be very interesting to see who the diplomatic world reacts.

more than 2 years ago

Quest To Measure the Venus Transit "Aureole Effect"

drmofe Venus who? (60 comments)

Who is this chick Venus and why is she driving a Transit?

more than 2 years ago

Murdoch Faces Allegations of Sabotage

drmofe Has anyone else noticed,...? (201 comments)

...the close resemblance between Rupert Murdoch and Emperor Palpatine...?

more than 2 years ago

Remembering Sealab

drmofe Re:The ocean frontier - not (138 comments)

Your point would be wonderfully made, if not for the fact that Earth is at the bottom of the gravity well and the Moon is near the top. If there was crude oil on the moon (or any other useful energy-bearing ore), all that would be needed would be to get it to free-return trajectory, which is a whole lot less than raising it to LEO from Earth.

more than 2 years ago

Megaupload Drops Lawsuit Against Universal Music

drmofe Not in US custody (439 comments)

Employees are not yet in US custody. They are currently being held by New Zealand authorities (in court as I type this) pending extradition hearings. The extradition is not automatic and is being contested.

about 3 years ago

Verizon Tech Charged In $4.5M Equipment Scam

drmofe Obligatory (104 comments)

"I would have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for that darn Cisco Kid"

more than 3 years ago

P2P Traffic Drops 10% After New NZ Law

drmofe No difference (110 comments)

I have not noticed any difference in total international traffic at the ISP which I run between now and before the new law came into force. I do notice more VPN and seedbox traffic on residential connections and less UDP torrent traffic.

I am also yet to see a copyright infringement notice properly formatted with the requirements of the new legislation. I have bot even received an automated form letter from a rights owner, as used to be the case on a regular basis.

No rightsowner, or agent thereof has been in contact, nor RIANZ or NZFACT to discuss the relationship between the rightsowners and the designated IPAPs.

more than 3 years ago

NZ Illegal Downloading Crackdown Law In Effect

drmofe Pretty Quiet (329 comments)

As a so-called IPAP, I have so far received a Grand Total of Zero infringement notices for my netblocks.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Overcoming Convention Hall Wi-Fi Interference?

drmofe Re:Solved this before (251 comments)

So you mean that you demo'ed wireless gear by turning it into wired gear?

more than 3 years ago

eBay Deploys 100TB of SSDs, Cuts Rackspace By Half

drmofe Compact (197 comments)

So the entire eBay VM operation could fit into 6 racks? 200 physical servers @ 1RU each = 5 racks 10x 10TB 2U SSDs = half a rack 5x 2U switches = quarter rack

more than 3 years ago

Massive Botnet "Indestructible," Say Researchers

drmofe This is easy to take down (583 comments)

All that law enforcement needs to do is to purchase payload delivery on the botnet and include commands to delete Windows from each offending PC. Alternatively, they just need to place copyrighted material on each host and send in the MPAA and RIAA with infringement notices. That should get the job done.

more than 3 years ago

CERN Ups Antimatter Confinement Record to 15+ Minutes

drmofe Only 15 minutes (206 comments)

...and then Vatican City will be consumed by light.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is SHA-512 the Way To Go?

drmofe Too late (223 comments)

If you are asking on here at that level of naivete, you are probably already compromised.

more than 3 years ago



Wi-fi ban in New Zealand school

drmofe drmofe writes  |  1 year,28 days

drmofe (523606) writes "Two parents in New Zealand have orchestrated the removal of a school's Wi-fi system. They have expressed the concerns that Wi-fi causes cancer and other health issues. The child of one of these parents died recently from brain cancer. This appears to be an emotive area and one where decisions appear to be being made without evidence. The NZ Ministry of Education provides guidelines for the safe use of Wi-fi in schools and the school itself was operating within those guidelines."
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